If you boil something down to it’s basic intrinsic qualities, you find the “essence.” And as Elder Gong teaches us in this quote, the essence of God’s plan for us is joy and connection! He wants us to live in this goodness forever.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is true! Happiness—real, enduring happiness—is possible through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
So stick with Him. The world doesn’t say so, but things really are better with Jesus Christ than without Him! And after this life, an eternity of joy awaits.